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  • Football: Ocala Forest 21, Nature Coast 20

    OCALA — Nature Coast team had a victory taken from it on Friday night against Ocala Forest. The Sharks (2-6) let a 15-point second half-lead fall by the wayside and were plagued by 18 penalties for 184 yards in a 21-20 loss. Forest took advantage of two 15-yard penalties on ...
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    Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • Football: East Lake 31, Ocala Trinity Catholic 7

    OCALA —East Lake has the momentum it wanted for its big game next week with Largo.The Eagles (3-1) forced five turnovers and held Ocala Trinity Catholic to 168 yards of offense on their way to a 31-7 win Friday night.East Lake avenged last year's loss to the Celtics, who made ...
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    Fri. Sept. 21, 2012 at 9:37 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • Football: Nature Coast 17, Dunnellon 8

    DUNNELLON — Nature Coast got the win it desperately needed.The Sharks (1-2) shut down Dunnellon's high-powered offense on their way to a 17-8 win Friday night."Our kids were starving for a win," Nature Coast coach Charles Liggett said. "They're better than 0-2. This was a good win for us. We ...
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    Fri. Sept. 14, 2012 at 7:41 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • 5A region basketball: East Bay 68, Ocala West Port 55

    OCALA — East Bay had all the answers for Ocala West Port in the Class 5A region quarterfinals Thursday night.After seeing the Wolf Pack take its first lead after rallying from a deficit of nine points or more for the third time in the game, the Indians responded with an ...
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    Thu. Feb. 17, 2011 at 7:25 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • Kingdom of the Sun: Berkeley turns up defense, ends tourney with confidence

    OCALA — A fast start propelled Berkeley Prep past Orlando Evans 58-50 Thursday in the consolation final of the 37th Annual Kingdom of the Sun Tournament at Ocala Vanguard High School. The Bucs (9-3) jumped out to a 10-0 lead and held off the Class 6A Trojans (7-6) down the ...
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    Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 at 6:18 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • Kingdom of the Sun: Berkeley D in fine form; Wharton, Lakewood stumble

    OCALA — Berkeley Prep won’t have another matchup with Wharton, but the Bucs did manage to stay alive in the 37th Annual Kingdom of the Sun at Ocala Vanguard High. The Bucs pounded the host Knights 55-29 Wednesday, but their chance for a second matchup with Wharton on the season ...
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    Wed. Dec. 29, 2010 at 8:58 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • Kingdom of the Sun: Lakewood, Berkeley, Wharton earn consolation matchups

    OCALA — Lakewood couldn’t keep things going in the 37th Annual Kingdom of the Sun boys basketball tournament, but two of the three Hillsborough County entries recovered from opening-round losses. The Spartans fell into the consolation bracket Tuesday with a 57-41 loss to University School-Nova, while Berkeley Prep and Wharton ...
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    Tue. Dec. 28, 2010 at 6:48 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • Boys basketball: Kingdom of the Sun tournament

    OCALA — Lakewood's depth played a huge role in its 47-40 win Monday over Roanoke (Va.) Catholic in the 37th Annual Kingdom of the Sun Tournament at Ocala Vanguard.Hillsborough County teams in the tournament did not fare as well, as all three lost first-round games and fell to the consolation ...
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    Mon. Dec. 27, 2010 at 7:05 p.m. | Richard Burton

  • Football: North Marion 35, Hernando 21

    SPARR — Hernando gave North Marion all it wanted in a Class 3A, Region 2 quarterfinal Friday night. The Leopards rallied from an early 13-point deficit to take a 21-20 lead late in the third quarter, but the host Colts made the plays down the stretch and earned a 35-21 ...
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    Sat. Nov. 20, 2010 at 3:12 p.m. | Richard Burton

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